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News by subject: AVO

25 october 2019

18:08
Unifor's VIA Rail locals open bargaining in Montreal as contracts near expiration for more than 2,000 members.  "Unifor members are looking forward to delivering the highest quality service for passengers today, and through the next generation of...

16:35
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) applauds the recent announcement by the province of Ontario calling for a ban on the promotion of vaping products in convenience stores. Effective January 1, 2020, this ban is a step in the right direction in...

16:28
The Canadian Payroll Association applauds the Government of Alberta for commitments made in the province's 2019 Budget that will focus on reducing red tape, supporting job creation, and eliminating unnecessary costs on businesses. As the profession...

16:24
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is encouraged to hear that Saskatchewan is moving to regulate vaping and vaping products. Given that Saskatchewan is one of the two provinces with no vaping laws, alongside Alberta,...

15:38
As organizations committed to protecting the health of our nation's children, we strongly urge the Trump Administration to side with America's kids over the tobacco industry by implementing its plan to clear the market of all flavored e-cigarettes ?...

15:31
Moving adult smokers away from cigarettes to vaping products should be one of Ontario's public health goals. However, the recently announced ban on e-cigarette advertising at retail will limit adult smokers' ability to learn about alternative...

14:49
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is holding a public comment period as part of the environmental assessment process for the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, located in northern Alberta. The Agency invites the public and...

14:43
The US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) today lauded a recent letter signed by more than 100 scientists from more than 50 colleges and universities citing the benefits of wood energy.  The letter, published by the National Association of...

14:26
Members of the Ontario Korean Businessmen's Association (OKBA) are disappointed with today's provincial announcement that convenience stores will be prohibited from using any in-store vaping promotional materials starting January 1, 2020. Convenience...

14:07
On Oct 22, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) published a draft review of fluoride's neurotoxicity concluding: "...fluoride is presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans. This conclusion is based on a consistent pattern of...

13:37
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) strongly supports this move by the Ontario Government to address the issue of youth vaping by banning the promotion of vapour products in convenience stores and gas stations. Our...

11:58
The Ontario Government has announced it will ban the promotion of nicotine vaping products in the very place where most smokers buy their cigarettes - convenience stores - preventing smokers from becoming aware of and transitioning to an option that...

10:55
The Vapor Technology Association (VTA), as part of an aggressive multimedia campaign to raise awareness of the significant adverse public health and economic consequences of a national ban on flavored vapor products, launched a new television...

10:00
Alberta's decision to increase the price of a carton of cigarettes by $5 will fuel an already significant illegal tobacco market, and its stated intention to tax vapour products will simply make it more difficult for adults to choose an alternative...

08:33
For the majority of health care professionals, food will always come first, but supplements do still have a place. In Trust Transparency Center's 2019 Registered Dietitian Insights Survey of 200 US-based registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs)...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says there's nothing smart about Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy's "Smart Initiative" to privatize more public services. "If the Tories are looking for a truly smart initiative, I've got one for...


24 october 2019

19:42
The provincial government has introduced legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), that, once passed, will make British Columbia the first province/territory in Canada to legislate...

18:35
Premier Jason Kenney's cuts to provincial services are totally unwarranted and will only deepen the issues with Alberta's economy, says Unifor. "Austerity has been widely discredited but that won't stop Jason Kenney from his old habits," said Jerry...

18:34
Statement by CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill on today's provincial budget: During the provincial election this spring, Jason Kenney promised to 'maintain or increase' public services. Today's budget breaks that promise....

18:06
CUPE 409, K-12 support workers, reached a new tentative agreement with SD40 (New Westminster) this week using mediation services at the Labour Relations Board. The initial agreement reached on June 12 was ratified by the...

17:40
According to Waste Reduction Week Canada, the average person throws away 37 kilograms of textiles each year, and 95 per cent of these clothes could be reused or recycledi. This issue is top-of-mind for the majority of respondents (65 per cent) of a...

17:20
This evening, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 330 stations across the country. On the show, Secretary Carson explained the reasoning...

15:29
Following Delaware Governor Carney's nomination of current Court of Chancery Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves to the Delaware Supreme Court, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager Chris Coffey has released the following...

15:13
Advocates for patients with Lyme disease were on Capitol Hill Tuesday to raise awareness about the growing threat to public health of the tick-borne disease, including the launch of a new national organization dedicated to increasing federal funding...

14:02
Some things are more important than money, LeBron ... Tops on Pie Five Pizza's list are freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and, well, the freedom to be free. Pie Five also believes that America's foundational principles don't stop at our...

13:52
The American Urological Association (AUA) applauds the National Academy of Medicine for its most current report, "Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Supporting Professional Well-Being." The below statement is attributable...

12:18
After years of protests, legal actions, and strikes by warehouse workers and port truck drivers at  NFI Industries/California Cartage ? which had a lease to operate on public property at America's largest seaport ? compelling the  Los Angeles City...

11:59
Morneau Shepell has released the October 2019 issue of its monthly newsletter, News & Views, in which the company looks at the following topics:   Legal case demonstrates best practices for pension committees ? A recent legal decision by a U.S....

11:30
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology and Crohn's and Colitis Canada today announced a joint statement that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology. The paper, entitled Joint Canadian...

10:15
Just two days after appealing an unreasonable delay by the United Stated Department of Transportation's ("USDOT") Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") in the publication of its resubmitted Electronic Logging Device ("ELD") exemption...

10:13
Today, World Animal Protection, a global animal-welfare organization with offices in 14 countries, released Behind the Smile, a new report that reveals dolphin entertainment is extreme animal cruelty masquerading as innocent fun. Unsuspecting...

09:45
In response the favorable ruling denying Defendants' Motion to Dismiss in Slyce Acquisition Inc. v. Syte - Visual Conception LTD., and Kohl's Corporation in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, Slyce issues the...

07:00
Today, Century Initiative is launching its inaugural report, For a Bigger, Bolder Canada, which outlines 10 key actions for the country to take to successfully increase its population to 100 million by 2100 and ensure long-term prosperity. This is...

06:00
When we look at dolphins they may appear to be smiling, but nothing could be further from the truth. A new global report from World Animal Protection shows the massive scale and profitability of the multibillion-dollar,...


23 october 2019

21:40
Bill Poulos, Member of Citizens For Northville, urges fellow Northville residents and business owners to join him tomorrow evening at Marquis Theater. The meeting will address Citizens For Northville group's findings and recommendations concerning...

18:27
Today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 330 stations across the country. On the show, Secretary Pompeo shared about the Trump administration's creation of the...

14:32
Workers at the Bay St. George Long-Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing will hold a demonstration on Thursday to voice their concerns about extreme mandatory overtime and the provincial government's failure to address staffing shortages....

11:54
Policies and incentives that encourage existing travel center operators to invest in alternative fuels represents the most effective way to encourage consumers to transition to those fuels, a NATSO representative from Love's Travel Stops told a House...

11:00
This year the Islip Conservative Party is endorsing the following incumbents; Angie Carpenter, Mary Kate Mullen, John Cochrane, Olga Murray and Alexis Weik. The candidates for the 2019 Islip Town election have been working together to make the town...

11:00
Driving Choice is pleased to announce that the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) has joined as a partner in the campaign calling for more  choice and competition in car insurance in British Columbia (BC)....

10:00
Today, #VOTEPROCHOICE, the political organizing initiative and technology platform founded in 2016 by Democrats.com, launched the 2019 #VOTEPROCHOICE Voter Guide, the most comprehensive, progressive prochoice voter guide in the United States. This...

08:51
Researchers report that both fluoride and aluminum (Al3+), individually, are poisonous to the nervous system. Together, they are much worse and can increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is reported in the International Journal of...

08:34
The following is a statement released by Dalton Thomas, founder of FAI. Since the inception of FAI, the Kurds have been important to us. Nearly as soon as our teams meet the Kurdish people, we were taught this age-old proverb: the Kurds?who were...

08:00
An unprecedented survey of American Jews conducted by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, reveals deep concern about antisemitism in the United States and widespread fear that it is increasing....

07:00
Today marks the launch of a new initiative from The Family Action Council of Tennessee (FACT) that challenges the way Tennessee's elected officials have applied the "right to marry" holding in the U.S. Supreme Court's 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges...


22 october 2019

19:25
The U.S. House of Representatives passed with strong bipartisan support the Georgia Support Act, legislation that significantly strengthens defense, economic, and cyber security ties between Georgia and the United States.   "We thank the members of...

19:10
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today introduced the FAFSA Simplification Act of 2019, a bill that would create a streamlined financial aid application process, while still giving schools, states, and scholarship providers...

17:27
Most L.A. neighborhoods are flooded with bars, clubs and restaurants, raising the alcohol density to troubling levels. New research, presented by Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), at L.A. City Hall today, shows at least 80%...

17:02
He's endorsed it, campaigned in favour of it and even arranged for taxpayers to purchase it. Now newly re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to move quickly to build the long-delayed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project (TMX), says a...

15:13
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Donald Trump's misuse of the term "lynching" to describe the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. That...